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NAME
       msgen - create English message catalog

SYNOPSIS
       msgen [OPTION] INPUTFILE

DESCRIPTION
       Creates  an  English translation catalog.  The input file is the last created English PO file, or a PO Template
       file (generally created by xgettext).  Untranslated entries are assigned a translation that is identical to the
       msgid.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

   Input file location:
       INPUTFILE
              input PO or POT file

       -D, --directory=DIRECTORY
              add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

       If input file is -, standard input is read.

   Output file location:
       -o, --output-file=FILE
              write output to specified file

       The results are written to standard output if no output file is specified or if it is -.

   Input file syntax:
       -P, --properties-input
              input file is in Java .properties syntax

       --stringtable-input
              input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

   Output details:
       -e, --no-escape
              do not use C escapes in output (default)

       -E, --escape
              use C escapes in output, no extended chars

       --force-po
              write PO file even if empty

       -i, --indent
              indented output style

       --no-location
              suppress '#: filename:line' lines

       --add-location
              preserve '#: filename:line' lines (default)

       --strict
              strict Uniforum output style

       -p, --properties-output
              write out a Java .properties file

       --stringtable-output
              write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file

       -w, --width=NUMBER
              set output page width

       --no-wrap
              do not break long message lines, longer than the output page width, into several lines

       -s, --sort-output
              generate sorted output

       -F, --sort-by-file
              sort output by file location

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              output version information and exit

AUTHOR
       Written by Bruno Haible.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettextATgnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright   (C)  2001-2007  Free  Software  Foundation,  Inc.   License  GPLv3+:  GNU  GPL  version  3  or  later
       <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>;
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permit-
       ted by law.

SEE ALSO
       The  full  documentation for msgen is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and msgen programs are prop-
       erly installed at your site, the command

              info msgen

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU gettext-tools 0.17           November 2007                        MSGEN(1)